Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Hi Crafters,

I hope you are all well. Today I have a Retirement card to share with you, it was a commissioned one and had the requirements of the house as the main image.

Marianne Dies - House CR1217, Tree LR0203
Grass - Magnolia Grass Edger, Cheery Lynn Grass Gorder, Clearly Besotted Fresh Grass Tuft Die
Cat - Impression Obsession Die
Cloud Die - Clearly Besotted Stamps
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - LOTV Up, Up & Away and Dovecraft Garden Party

I used lots of dies and Distress Inks with this one. Once I had cut out the house I inked through the die with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain then added Versamark ink and clear EP over the walnut stain colour and embossed it. The tree die was cut several times, one for a shadow and two in green so I could harvest the leaves and add to the branches. The sentiment stamp was also embossed and then cut out using the cloud die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Quirky Crafts - #18 Home Sweet Home
Cardz 4 Guyz - #87 3 of Something (3 Grass Dies)
Allsorts Challenge - #327 Lots of Layers
Addicted To Stamps - #108 Die Cuts (Stamped Sentiment)

This was a fun card to make, hope you liked it.
I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for the new challenge at 'As You Like It'.



brenda said...

Morning Lorraine,

This reminds me of Little House on the Prairie, isn't it just the most homely looking house and looks perfectly placed in the country scene you have created.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous use of dies, lovely Autumn shades

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. I love the scene you have created with the dies and the colours are wonderful.
Sue xx

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful card and such such a pretty country garden type feel.
Thankyou for joining us at Allsorts this week :)

pinky said...

Gorgeous make Lorraine. I have that house die but never got it look as good as that! Love how you used the layers for the tree and grass.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation, loving the colours and dies you used as well.
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cecilia gunnarsson said...

Beutiful creation! Love the dies and the colours is so great
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs! Cicci
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Through The Craft Room Door

Jacee said...

That's lovely Lorraine, great image, lovely!
hugs Jacee
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Gina Knott said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love all the lovely layers of the house and the colours are gorgeous! Fabulous card!
Gina xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lorraine this is absolutely fabulous a lovely rustic type house oh how I would love to live in one like that I think I would have a doggy or two sat on the porch but otherwise it would suit me perfectly, lol, I love the grass die and the tree a super, super card.
lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card lorraine, fabulous design, Kate x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, you have created a wonderful scene with your die cuts.

rachel said...

great make Lorraine - i love this house - looks fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant scene and great house. Love all the die cuts too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

That is a really a beautiful house Lorraine. The garden is so neat. Absolutely stunning! I'm delighted to see your work entered in ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Please join us again next week. Happy creating :)
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

crafty-stamper said...

Great retirement card and love all the dies
Carol x

Cazro said...

A clevere card for retirement. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Karen said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous! I've never seen such a lovely use of a house die... you have inked it to perfection. The landscape is equally beautiful and I always adore sentiments nestled within clouds. :o) Wonderfully designed. The recipient will be thrilled. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Sue said...

Lorraine, This is a fabulous card and I can see that a lot of work and artistry went into this - it looks amazing and the retiree will be over the moon with it for sure!

Erika said...

Lorraine a lovely use of dies on this card, perfect for a retirement. Love the house.

Hugs Erika. x

Cazzy said...

I love both your entries in the Quirky challenge this time! This house really stands out and looks amazing.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Cazzy x - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

Julie B said...

Great use of all those dies in this fab retirement card.
Thanks for sharing with us at C4G. :)

Kimbo said...

Great retirement card

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

RitaK said...

A lovely card, with plenty of diecuts on it. Thanks for joining our challenge at the ATSC this time. Hugs Rita